Science and Technology on a Mission
One Mission, Many Applications. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory serves a wide variety of national security missions, but our enduring purpose is to ensure nuclear deterrence. Established in 1952 in the early days of the Cold War to advance nuclear science and technology, we recently celebrated 70 years of addressing the challenges of deterrence and nonproliferation in an increasingly complex geopolitical world.
Our defining responsibility has given us state-of-the-art facilities, world-class competencies and a talented workforce, fostering our reputation as a global resource for questions of deterrence and stockpile stewardship. Through that lens of national security, we’ve been able to apply the resources originally used for nuclear deterrence to address the pressing issues of our time. While keeping crucial mission-driven commitments in mind, we apply cutting edge science and technology to achieve breakthroughs in multiple research areas by producing fundamental science discoveries with faster innovation cycles.
Our Work Matters. The Lab counts more than 8,000 employees across the country: no matter what team, department or division they belong to, they all contribute to our vital national security work. By acting as good stewards of all available resources — time, effort, knowledge and taxpayer dollars — we continue to enhance and expand our core mission for the betterment of the broader scientific community, our nation and the world.
The “Big Ideas” Lab. Enabled by operational and business excellence, we anticipate, develop and deliver solutions to the world’s most challenging problems. Since dangers ranging from nuclear proliferation and terrorism to energy shortages and climate change continue to threaten national security and global stability, we count on our talented workforce to think bigger. Through their exceptional work in preeminent areas of science and operations, the Lab’s influence doesn’t stop at our country’s borders — our innovations make the world a better place to live.
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Join a team that’s dedicated to a mission that matters. At Lawrence Livermore, our top talent and top-of-the-line facilities bolster national security, solve some of the toughest challenges facing the world today and discover scientific and technological breakthroughs.